Over the last few decades, the world has practiced a rising number of destructive floods. Disastrous events, like as the Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, influenced thousands of people losing their lives or becoming homeless in a matter of hours. They also illustrate that flood risk is a global phenomenon. Flood disasters in Europe, such as the Elbe flood of 2002 and the UK floods in 2007, were considered national crisis, moderately because of the enormous amount of damage caused, at 15 and 6.5 billion Euros, respectively. This trend in losses due to natural disasters is increasing worldwide. A significant proportion of these losses are caused by floods. Experience has shown that the most effective approach is through the development of flood risk management programs preventing damage caused by floods by avoiding construction of houses and industries in present and future flood-prone areas; by adapting future developments to the risk of flooding; and by promoting appropriate land-use, agricultural and forestry practices. Past disasters have triggered many governments to embark on disaster management, such as flood control, early warning systems and evacuation planning, with the ultimate aim of protecting their inhabitants from the vagaries of nature.
Flood Risk Science and Management presents the coverage of current research and practices in flood management; providing a multi-disciplinary approaches delivering an assortment of flood management topics such as coastal flood risk assessments, flood lamination strategies, sustainable flood and landslide risk reduction measures, design, implementation and modeling of flooding disaster-oriented USV, a novel interdisciplinary framework to assess the environmental and socioeconomic consequences of flood-related impacts, flood control approaches in metropolitan regions, technologies to support community flood disaster risk reduction, and more. A useful contribution of methodological and instrumental innovation in this regard is provided. We hope this work will fulfill the needs of research students and flood management professionals, such as engineers, planners, government officials and those with flood management responsibility in the public sector.